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Skagway becomes a Purple Heart City

Skagway becomes a Purple Heart City

The Municipality of Skagway held a ceremony on Thursday to recognize the community as a Purple Heart City. The designation aims to reflect the gratitude that local residents have expressed for veterans who were wounded or killed in combat. Mission Objective Outdoors...

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Three assembly seats to be filled in October election

Three assembly seats to be filled in October election

Recently resigned Haines Borough Assemblymember William Prisciandaro will be replaced by the third-place vote getter in the coming election. That’s what the assembly decided after unanimously accepting his resignation at a meeting on Tuesday night. According to the...

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Brown bear sow with cub charges Ripinsky hikers

Brown bear sow with cub charges Ripinsky hikers

A hiking party of four cruise ship passengers encountered a brown bear sow and her cub while hiking on Mount Ripinsky in Haines on Wednesday. They set out from the Young Lake trailhead, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game Biologist Carl Koch, who...

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Haines first responders hold 9-hour 9/11 vigil

Haines first responders hold 9-hour 9/11 vigil

The Haines Borough Fire Department commemorated the anniversary of September 11, 2001 by standing on full watch and presenting the flag in front of the Public Safety building on Wednesday. Haines may be about as far as you can get from Ground Zero in New York City...

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Fish and Game finishes first year of Haines bear study

Fish and Game finishes first year of Haines bear study

Alaska Department of Fish and Game is in the midst of a multi-year study of the bear population in Haines. The study uses collars containing GPS devices to track bear movements and gather information about their habits. Fish and Game biologist Anthony Crupi gave a...

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Newscast – September 13, 2019

A representative from Holland America says the cruise line will not dock in Haines in 2020; Skagway becomes a Purple Heart city; Skagway assembly candidate Dustin Stone shares his thoughts on borough issues and why he is running.

Newscast – September 12, 2019

Upper Lynn Canal school districts perform well on state tests and borough assembly updates for Haines and Skagway.  

Newscast – September 11, 2019

The top three candidates in Haines will get seats on the assembly and ADF&G completes the first year of a Haines bear population study.

Newscast – September 10, 2019

ADEC walks back on a key permit for the Palmer Project; Holland America fined for dumping grey water at Glacier Bay; Skagway to issue an RFP for port development partnership.

Newscast – September 9, 2019

A Haines borough manager update and the first of our Haines Assembly candidate series begins with a profile of Paul Rogers.

Newscast – September 6, 2019

A prestigious New York design firm weighs in on the future of Haines’ waterfront and Klondike Road Relay racers will run from Skagway to Whitehorse this weekend.

Newscast – September 5, 2019

The state’s winter ferry schedule limits options for coastal communities and the Haines Economic Development Corporation released its second end of year report.

Newscast – September 4, 2019

Skagway’s new borough manager began work this week; a fatal collision on the Alaska Highway kills a 21 year-old Washington woman; the season winds down at Klukwan's Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center.

Newscast – September 3, 2019

The Washington D.C. tour bus driver who accidentally hit and killed Skagway’s mayor and her mother during a trip to the nation’s Capitol pleads guilty and Haines residents commissioned and independent report on the socio-economic impacts of mining.

Newscast – August 30, 2019

Mushrooms blooming despite dry conditions; three seats turned over on the Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee; caterpillars inundate Haines.

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Henry Leasia

Henry Leasia

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Henry Leasia is a reporter from Portland, Oregon. He first caught the radio bug after starting a live storytelling show/podcast called It’s a Wise Child with some friends at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Since graduating in 2016 he’s produced a show about non-profits for XRAY.fm, worked as a production assistant for Oregon Public Broadcasting’s weekday talk show Think Out Loud and most recently reported as a newsroom intern for Alaska Public Media in Anchorage. Outside of the newsroom, he spends time skateboarding, practicing Spanish and making music.

Claire Stremple is a radio and print journalist from the San Francisco Bay Area who has reported on everything from hot dogs to the opioid crisis. Claire is the 2018 Solutions Journalism Health Fellow. Previously, she was a producer and mentor for KALW’s Oakland Voices Community Journalism Project, and a resident at the Mesa Refuge. Her work has been featured on public radio stations throughout California and on NPR.